It would appear that the long-awaited lightweight title eliminator between Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis has finally been given date. Reports state the top contenders are slated to meet on January 26, at what is likely to be the UFC’s sixth Fox offering.
The two WEC imports were originally slated to meet at UFC 150 in August, but a shoulder injury to “Showtime” kept the former champion off of the bill.
Cerrone (19-4) is currently riding a two-fight win-streak, including a knockout victory over former teammate Melvin Guillard at the aforementioned UFC 150. “Cowboy” has put together an astounding 6-1 run inside the octagon, with the sole loss coming to current number-one contender Nate Diaz.
Pettis (15-2) has been on the shelf due to an array of injuries and staph infections since knocking out Joe Lauzon at UFC 144 in February. The former WEC champion previously rebounded from his debut loss to Clay Guida by taking a unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephens.
The proposed event has yet to have a location and venue named, but Chicago is currently being taken into consideration.